A sack is a type of bag, usually made of cloth or some type of flexible fabric.

  • Large sacks of flour and sugar are found inside a bakery.
  • Money can be carried in a sack.
  • On a recent field trip to a museum, each student brought along a sack lunch. (The lunch was in a paper bag.)
  • Santa Claus carries toys for children in a large sack.
  • Whenever I buy a large quantity of rice, it comes in a burlap sack with a zipper.
  • Salt used for de-icing sidewalks come in a large sack.


  • He’s got something in the sack.
  • What’s in the sack?


When the word "sack" is used as a verb, it means that a person is fired from a job.

  • Todd got sacked. (This sentence is in the passive voice.)
  • His boss sacked him after it was clear that he was under performing other employees.
  • Make sure your work is done properly if you don’t want to get sacked

In the game of American football, the quarterback may get sacked if he is not well guarded by his teammates. (sack = tackle; take down)

sack the quartebackHe going to get sacked.

To sack out is to go to sleep.

  • The dog is sacked out on the floor after a long day of hunting.
  • Bill’s going to sack out on the couch and take a nap.
  • Mary sacked out at a friend’s house last night because she didn’t want to drive through the snow and the ice.

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April 25, 2018